Remora australis

Author: Bennett, 1840

Remora australis Bennett, 1840

Status in World Register of Marine Species:
Accepted name: Remora australis (Bennett, 1840) (updated 2009-06-25)

Diagnosis: disc laminae 25-28, disc length 47-59% SL; total number of gillrakers 17-20; dorsal finrays 23-26; anal finrays 24-26; pectoral finrays 22-24; head 26-28% SL; jaws armed with numerous, large, stout canine teeth; palatine and lingual patches absent. Colour: head, trunk and fins almost uniform brown, dark brown or greyish-brown. Size: largest specimen examined 403 mm SL.

Habitat: very little known; apparently in open seas; hosts, cetaceans.
Food: no data. Reproduction: no data.

Distribution: doubtful in Mediterranean, but probably widely distributed in all warm seas; rarest member of family.

Eggs, larvae and young stages. No data.
Otoliths (sagitta). No data.